PICTURE GALLERY: It’s Showtime at The Spa Bridlington

The Spa Bridlington is set to launch its spectacular summer season with a performance of Showtime the Musical II tonight.

Showtime takes the audience on a tour of celebrations and festivals from around the world, performed in part on a huge beach created on stage at The Spa.

Photo by Simon Kench.

Photo by Simon Kench.

Andrew Aldis, general manager of The Spa and producer of the entire season, said: “It’s been quite an endeavour pulling this show together from a twinkle of an idea 10 months ago. Assembling a team with an enormous body of experience has certainly been key to creating some real magic on the stage. The show is colourful, atmospheric and, at times, gritty and will appeal to anyone.

“We took the decision last year to start producing our own shows in the summer rather than buying them in. This provides us with unique theatrical product and a huge leap in quality.

“It also provides a great springboard for young dancers from the Collette Tyler School of Dance the opportunity to work in an environment that is not unlike the rehearsals and performances they would experience in the West End.”

It is the first of three productions by the same cast this summer and will be followed by The World’s Fair, a rearranged version of Showtime aimed at the matinee and coach trip markets.

Finally, to celebrate the completion Sewerby Hall’s refurbishment, The Spa Bridlington will be presenting a Noel Coward-themed production at the Hall.

It will be a promenade performance with the action taking place in various rooms around the house. The audience will follow the performers around. It will be the first time that The Spa Bridlington have presented such a production.

Showtime runs from Wednesday 16 July to Thursday 4 September, every Wednesday and Thursday at 7.30pm.